Do you kids eat Brown Rice ?

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Do you kids eat Brown Rice ?

Postby shurley197323 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:06 pm

I have been cooking brown rice for my hubby, but my kids complained it too hard. Normally , I soak the rice overnite, but it also seems hard . Sometime I even soak it for 2 nights ,then it became softer a bit.
Anyone has any ideas or receipe to make brown rice softer or nicer so that the kids will eat ?

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Postby jojobobo » Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:55 pm

I bought the Blue Elephant brand red brown rice for my kids. No need to soak. Cook as per normal white rice. If you want softer, add more water.

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Postby chengsmummy » Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:02 pm

I mix brown rice with normal rice. about 1:1.

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Postby apple79 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:48 pm

Hi,

I bought the Elephant brand too. No need to soak. If want to cook until super soft, I just dump into slow cooker...

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Postby 2centsworthy » Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:09 pm

For polished rice (i.e. normal white rice), the water measurement on rice cooker show for 1 cup, 2 cups... 4 cups.... corresponding to the number cups of rice... e.g. if you measure 1 cup of polished rice, you pour in 1 cup of water.... FOR BROWN RICE or UNPOLISHED RICE, you put in double the portion of water... 1 cup of rice, 2 cups of water. Add olive oil (1 tablespoon) ... add in one or two slices of ginger. You don't need to soak the rice at all. A SIA steward taught me that years ago... and he used to have an organic food cafe at Novena Square... don't know where he has gone now.

Hope that helps.

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Postby shurley197323 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:25 pm

Where to get the elephant brand ? Is red brown rice same as brown rice. Btw how to use the slow cooker to cook. Pls advse. Thanks

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Postby wildboys » Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:13 pm

Hi, the brand is Sukha House. you can order online http://www.sukhahouse.com/ or check out the medical shops or grocery shops in the neighbourhood. I bought mine from the neighbourhood grocery shop. I mix with white rice to cook in normal rice cooker, the usual way, no extra step. Taste good (at least no one has complained anything ;p)

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Postby autumnbronze » Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:15 pm

Hi Shurley197323,

We only eat brown rice at home. I buy the NTUC housebrand. No need to soak overnight. Through trial and error, I found out that you need to double or triple the amt of water used for the amt of rice being cooked. I use 2 and a half or 3 cups of water for 1 cup of rice, depending on how soft I want the rice to be. I do not add oil or salt :D

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Postby kwk9060 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:22 pm

My kid's PD told me that brown rice causes phlegm, thereafter, I stop giving it to them, and their phlegm problem actually improve.

For partents who are giving brown rice to their kids, please take note.

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Postby joconde » Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:32 pm

kwk9060 wrote:My kid's PD told me that brown rice causes phlegm, thereafter, I stop giving it to them, and their phlegm problem actually improve.

For partents who are giving brown rice to their kids, please take note.


Tat's interesting, the first time i heard of this. My son often have running nose but i never ever relate it to eating brown rice....did the doc say why brown rice can cause phlegm ? Any scientific basis ?

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